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Dollar Store Preps can be a Bargain

I don’t like to shop, but my wife dragged me into a dollar store the other day.  So since I was already there I decided to amuse myself by making a list of all the different items that were being … Continue reading

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15 Over the Counter Medications Preppers need to Stock

Over the counter medications are well worth stocking.  Many of them were originally prescription medications and some still are in larger strengths.  One of the items that I have listed is not what you would normally consider medications, but it … Continue reading

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Charcoal for the Treatment of Diarrhea or Dysentery

Diarrhea or dysentery is often caused by food poisoning or exposure to contaminated water.  After TEOTWAWKI, this would become more common due to lack of refrigeration, clean water and good hygiene. In the old Special Forces Medical handbook, there is … Continue reading

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Wound Dressing After TEOTWAWKI

I see many articles written about treating wound after TEOTWAWKI and most of them are quite good.  But there is one aspect that I rarely see mentioned and that is the type and amount of wound dressings you can go … Continue reading

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Dakin’s Solution for the Treatment of Wounds

Dakin’s solution, also called Dakin’s fluid is an antiseptic solution containing sodium hypochlorite and developed to treat infected wounds during the First World War that is still in use.  At that time the stronger germicidal solutions that were available, such as phenol or … Continue reading

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The U.S Armies CAT Tourniquet

A while back I wrote a post on the different types of tourniquets that are currently available and some of their pro and cons, Tourniquets are an Essential Part of Any Good First Aid Kit. Since I wrote that article … Continue reading

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Spider Webs can be Used to Treat Wounds

These last few days we have had an Aunt of my wife’s staying with us.  She was raised under what today would be considered fairly primitive conditions.  Her mother, my wife’s grandmother born in 1885 was an herbalist who helped … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on the Ebola Virus and the Enterovirus

Earlier this month I posted some information from a friend of mine entitled Ebola Virus can Go Airborne According to the US Army  This morning World Net Daily (WND) confirmed this information in an article of theirs entitled  U.S. Army … Continue reading

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Ebola Virus can Go Airborne According to the US Army

This was sent to me by a friend early this morning and I have decided that this information about the ebola virus should be shared ASAP Howard According to the Center for Aerobiological Sciences, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of … Continue reading

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Will Ebola Become a Problem in the United States?

The truth is it should not.  However, I lack faith in the current administrations ability to act.  While the federal Government has the legal authority to conduct health checks at the border, it lacks the will to do so.  During … Continue reading

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